The UK’s Leading Car Importers


The UK’s Leading Car Importers

Are you looking to import your from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom?

We can handle the whole process of importing your car from Hong Kong, including the export, shipping, customs clearance, UK inland trucking, compliance testing and DVLA registration. We handle the whole process, saving you time, hassle and unforeseen costs.

Hong Kong is a great location for importing cars, especially if you’re moving back to the UK. Our quotes are fully inclusive and cover all aspects of the import process. Get a quote today and let us handle the entire process for you.

What is your vehicle?

Vehicle Make

Vehicle Model

Vehicle Year

Where is the vehicle?

Is the car already in the United Kingdom?


Where is the vehicle?

Where Is The Vehicle Currently Registered?

What town is the vehicle currently located in?

Have you owned the vehicle for more than 6 months whilst living outside the UK for more than 12 months?


Your details

Contact name

Email address

Phone number

When are you planning on moving to the United Kingdom?

Any more info?

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Any extra information about your import could help us to quote more accurately

Getting your vehicle to the United Kingdom

We import a large quantity of vehicles from Hong Kong to the UK on behalf of our clients, meaning we have great experience and skills for importing your vehicle too. We offer complimentary collection within the city limits but can add a quote to collect your vehicle from further a field in at your request. We ship the vehicles using shared containers, meaning you benefit from a reduced rate for moving your vehicle to the UK due to sharing the cost of the container with other cars we are importing on behalf of clients. Container shipment is a safe and secure way to import your vehicle and your car is in safe hands with us.

How much tax will you need to pay to import your vehicle?

When importing a vehicle from Hong Kong, there are four different ways to clear customs in the UK, depending on the vehicles origin, age and your circumstances:

  • If you import a vehicle that was manufactured outside the EU, you will pay 20% VAT and 10% duty
  • If you import a vehicle that was manufactured in the EU, you will pay 20% VAT and £50 duty
  • If you import a vehicle that is over 30 years old and not extensively modified, you will pay 5% VAT only

Are you moving back as a transferring resident to the United Kingdom? If you have owned the vehicle for over six months and have proof of residency in Hong Kong stretching back 12 months – then your import will in most cases not be subject to import duties and taxes.


Vehicle modifications and type approval

For vehicles that are under ten years old from Hong Kong, your vehicle will need to comply to UK type approval. To do this, your will need to have an IVA test. We are the only privately operated testing facility in the UK, meaning you do not have the long waiting times associated with government testing centres used by other UK vehicle importers.

Every car is different and every manufacturer has different support standards for assisting their clients through the import process, so please get a quote from us for your specific vehicle import.

We manage the whole process on your behalf, whether that is dealing with the homologation team of your vehicle’s manufacturer or the Department for Transport, so you can relax in the knowledge that you will be legally registered with the DVLA in the shortest time possible.

Hong Kong cars may require some modifications, including converting the speedometer to display MPH and the rear fog light position if it is not already universally compliant.

Our enquiries team have a great knowledge of vehicles, allowing them to accurately estimate what is needed for your import from Hong Kong to the UK.

Vehicles over ten years old

Over 10-year-old cars are type approval exempt, but still require an MOT test and similar modifications needed for an IVA test prior to registration. The modifications depend on the age but are generally to the rear fog light.

If your vehicle is over 40 years old it does not need an MOT test and can be delivered direct to your UK address ahead of it being registered.


We offer the complete import service


See some of the latest vehicles we have imported

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How much does it cost to import a car from Hong Kong?

At My Car Import we offer the complete import service, however, every quote is bespoke to your exact vehicle and requirements. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for a no obligation quote to import your vehicle from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom.

The more information we know about the vehicle the easier it will be to give you an exact price to import your vehicle.


Decades of experience

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    Jack Charlesworth
    An expert in having anything from supercar to supermini imported and registered in the UK
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    Tim Charlesworth
    With decades of car import and sales experience, there is no scenario Tim has not dealt with
  • Will Smith
    Will Smith
    Will markets the business, deals with enquiries, trade clients and drives the business into new territory.
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    Vikki Walker
    Office Administrator
    Vikki keeps the cogs turning in the business and manages all the administration tasks involved in the business.
  • Phil Mobley
    Phil Mobley
    Phil deals with clients from all around the world and helps them every step of the way.
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    Jade Williamson
    Registration and Testing
    Jade is an expert in vehicle testing and registration submissions in the UK.


What our clients say

Get a quote to import your vehicle with My Car Import

My Car Import has successfully performed thousands of vehicle imports from start to finish. Wherever your vehicle is in the world, we will be able to handle every step of your import and registration process. We have a worldwide network of agents on every continent to give us up to date local knowledge and confidence wherever your vehicle is located.

We are the only car importer in the UK to have made a considerable investment in a DVSA approved testing facility for our site. This means DVSA inspectors use our onsite testing lane to issue individual type approvals to our client’s vehicles. With our worldwide presence and ongoing commitment to all aspects of UK compliance, we are the market leaders in our field.

Get a quote to import and register your vehicle in the United Kingdom?

My Car Import has successfully performed registrations for thousands of imported vehicles. Wherever your vehicle is in the world, we will be able to handle every step of your import and registration process.

With our worldwide presence and ongoing commitment to all aspects of UK compliance, we are the market leaders in our field. Whether you are personally importing your vehicle, commercially importing multiple vehicles, or trying to gain low volume type approvals for vehicles you are manufacturing, we have the knowledge and facilities to meet all of your requirements.

Don't hesitate to fill out our quote request form so that we can provide a quotation for the importation of your vehicle to the United Kingdom.